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Senator Taddiken Has Announced His Retirement

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  State Senator Mark Taddiken unexpectedly announced his retirement after serving in the Kansas Senate since 2000 representing the 21st Senate District.  The rural Clifton Republican announced his withdrawal from a re-election campaign Friday as lawmakers gathered in Topeka for the formal end of the 2012 legislative session.   Taddiken told lawmakers he planned to spend more time to his ... Read More »

Centralia Schools Move Forward With Daycare Plan

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The Centralia School District will move forward with the creation of a daycare in the City of Centralia.  The daycare is being created with strong support from the residents of Centralia. John Whetzal, Centralia Schools Principal, revealed a location has been secured and the planning for the daycare is moving forward.  The Daycare will be in the Centralia Community Building. ... Read More »

Big Blue River Days a Huge Success

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Marysville hosted large crowds on Saturday for Blue River Days! The 22nd Annual Marysville Auto Fest drew over 270 entries including cars, trucks and motorcycles.  The Big Blue Barbeque Championship included 28 teams.  A record 986 tickets were sold for the peoples’ choice tasting. Read More »

Gage County Medical Director Resigns

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Gage County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of Gage County Medical Director Dr. Don Rice during their meeting Wednesday morning. As Medical Director, Dr. Rice oversaw ambulance and other emergency operations for a several Gage County cities, including Beatrice, Cortland, Clatonia, Pickrell and Odell. Dr. Rice worked with the county board to implement improved standards for EMS departments.  Many ... Read More »

Board of Marshall County Commissioners’ Minutes

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 May 29, 2012   The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Robert S. Connell members and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present.   The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m.    The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute.   The minutes and agenda ... Read More »

Wymore Man Arrested for Alleged Car Theft

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Gage County Sheriff Deputies arrested a Wymore man at Beatrice Community Hospital early Tuesday after he allegedly stole a car from a Wymore area residence on Sunday evening. Deputies arrested James L. Ebeling, age 37, of Wymore for theft by unlawful taking and driving under suspension. The Gage County Sheriff’s office reported a 2004 Buick LeSabre owned by Marlin Kliewer, ... Read More »

Two Vehicle Accident Results in Two Injured

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On Friday May 18th, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a two vehicle injury accident at the junction of S. 94th Rd. and E. Sargent Rd. near Filley, NE. A 2005 Ford Minivan, driven by Nathan Walker (34 years old) of Beatrice, was traveling north on S. 94th Rd., passing through the intersection of E. Sargent Rd. A 2005 Chevy ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, May 29, 2012            The Board of Washington County Commission met in regular session on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, and Lou Kern, County Clerk.      Chairman ... Read More »

Schmitz to Represent Blue Valley Tele-Communications in D.C.

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  Audrey Schmitz, Axtell has been selected to represent Blue Valley Tele-Communications in Washington D.C. at the annual Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour this June. Schmitz will spend three full days in the Nation’s Capital learning about not only the history of this great country, but also of the laws, regulations, and restrictions encompassing rural telecommunications cooperatives.   ... Read More »

One killed in Three Vehicle Accident Monday Evening

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A Texas Man was killed in a three vehicle accident on Monday evening at approximately 7:30.  The Kansas State Patrol report states that Curtis Dewayne Hall, age 46, of Live Oak, Texas was killed in a three vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 77 one mile west and one-half mile North of Marysville.   According to the official State Patrol ... Read More »